Diane Krieger is a freelance writer. She previously served as a member of the USC staff for two decades, writing for publications including USC Trojan Family Magazine.
Stories by Diane Krieger:
Gates Millennium Scholars commit themselves to service and leadership at USC
✌ Class of 2017: The university is a key partner in the national scholarship program, which has awarded more than $1 billion to 20,000 students since 1999.
Year in review: Trojan superstars bring in well-deserved recognition, from the arts to science to sports
USC 2016 | A Pulitzer Prize winner and a MacArthur ‘genius,’, a blind football player; a composer and two poets and more than one recognition from the president — it’s been quite a year for the awards case.
Brothers in arms: An American veteran and the Iraqi who saved his life
A former U.S. infantry commander thought a few phone calls would rescue his friend. Instead, he found a series of obstacles steeped in outdated policy.
Trojan headwear built with flair
USC Marshall graduate modifies custom helmets for military veterans who wear them at tailgates and special occasions.
Friendship leads a Trojan to fight for independence of elders
Jon Pynoos’ connection with a 73-year-old leads to a life of helping aging adults and people with disabilities.
Graduating women’s volleyball star Samantha Bricio says goodbye to USC — for now
The Guadalajara-born athlete will go pro in Europe for a few years, then hopes to return to USC for a master’s degree.
Valedictorian Sulekha Ramayya to fight malaria from Wall Street
The Renaissance Scholar couples the tech-savvy skills of a scientist with the smarts of an investment analyst.
Sleep is a waste of time for salutatorian Adrienne Visani
The highly accomplished neuroscience major wishes every day had 48 hours, giving her more opportunities to conduct research and help others.
Salutatorian Ryan Lindveit commits to composing and conducting
After playing and eventually writing music, the USC Thornton student realized what he wanted to do in life.
Mother and son: Meet the Drs. Margetis
Physical drawbacks don’t hamper the life of a USC faculty member who was adopted as an infant.
No lectern, no laptop? No problem for Trojans and their teachers hiking on SoCal’s scenic trails
Peaks and Professors, a club run by students, allows enthusiastic participants to take a hike.
In memoriam: Lawrence Neinstein, 66
USC’s student health services grew over two decades under the watch of the resilient administrator, hiker and singer.
A wet yet wonderful weekend as USC hosts the LA Times Festival of Books
The literary and cultural event’s music, film, art and health screenings don’t disappoint the thousands in attendance.
After 50 years as USC’s man of many hats, Alan Kreditor will retire
Over five decades, the administrator and professor has taught, raised millions and made USC Price his beloved home.
SoCal VoCals mark their 20th anniversary in style
Collegiate a cappella’s undisputed world champions take pride in their history, group’s founder says.
SoCal VoCals celebrate 20 years of noteworthy singing
The award-winning team has captured the Super Bowl of a cappella four times in the last seven years.
USC student Sam Deutsch crowned Jeopardy! College Champion
USC Dornsife junior’s knowledge of the U.S. Senate pays off in a big way.
The man with the plan behind USC Village
Meet the USC alum keeping the $700 million residential-retail project on time and on budget.
Veterans in search of an education mobilize at USC
The number of military personnel grows as the university improves its services for members of the armed forces.
Afghanistan veteran sets ‘big, scary’ goals in life
GI goes from paratrooper to champion bodybuilder to Olympic bobsledding contender.
Autism website fills void for Mandarin speakers
The site features informative shorts now shown with subtitles for millions living with the disorder in China.
Fire Station No. 15 is ready to roll
With help from a big rig, the retired structure will move to a new USC site a few blocks away. But that’s going to take a while.
Ken Butler takes ordinary objects and makes musical wonders
Visions & Voices performance demonstrates that just about anything can become a musical instrument.
Pianist Daniel Pollack: The artist as mentor
Students are like family to the renowned musician, who does everything he can to help them.